His Grace (Google eBook)

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United States Book Company, 1892 - 278 pages
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Page 288 - From harmony, from heavenly harmony This universal frame began : From harmony to harmony Through all the compass of the notes it ran, The diapason closing full in Man.
Page 288 - Tolerant plains, that suffer the sea and the rains and the sun, Ye spread and span like the catholic man who hath mightily won God out of knowledge and good out of infinite pain And sight out of blindness and purity out of a stain.
Page 271 - Post that a marriage had been arranged and would shortly take place between Percival Alexander, eldest son of Gregory Hotchkiss, Esq., and Mrs.
Page 283 - Kipling, with all his offhandness, is a master ; for we are held not so much by the greater or less oddity of the particular yarn — sometimes it is scarcely a yarn at all, but something much less artificial — as by the robust attitude of the narrator, who never arranges or glosses or falsifies, but makes straight for the common and the characteristic.
Page 281 - ... day before that; it is early to trouble about reactions, so that we must give them the benefit of every presumption. We are thankful for any boldness and any sharp curiosity, and that is why we are thankful for Mr. Kipling's general spirit and for most of his excursions. Many of these, certainly, are into a region not to be designated as superficially dim, though indeed the author always reminds us that India is above all the land of mystery. A large part of his high spirits, and of ours, comes...
Page 288 - That aptly is put on: refrain to-night; And that shall lend a kind of easiness To the next abstinence : the next more easy; For use almost can change the stamp of nature, And master the devil, or throw him out With wondrous potency.
Page 288 - You know, my Friends, with what a brave Carouse I made a Second Marriage in my house; Divorced old barren Reason from my Bed, And took the Daughter of the Vine to Spouse. LVI For "Is" and "!S-NOT" though with Rule and Line And "UP-AND-DOWN...
Page 92 - I may now be permitted — like a parson in those churches where the men sit on one side of the aisle and the women on the other...
Page 282 - ... absence of respect he has plenty of knowledge, and if knowledge should fail him he would have plenty of invention. Moreover, if invention should ever fail him, he would still have the lyric string and the patriotic chord, on which he plays admirably ; so that it may be said he is a man of resources. What he gives us, above all, is the feeling of the English manner and the English blood in conditions they have made at once so much and so little their own ; with manifestations grotesque enough...
Page 282 - An abject humility is not his strong point, but he gives us something instead of it—vividness and drollery, the vision and the thrill of many things, the misery and strangeness of most, the personal sense of a hundred queer contacts and risks. And then in the absence of respect he has plenty of knowledge, and if knowledge should fail him he would have plenty of invention. Moreover, if invention should ever fail him, he would still have the lyric string and the patriotic chord, on which he plays...

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